The R Journal: article published in 2016, volume 8:1

Model Builder for Item Factor Analysis with OpenMx PDF download
Joshua N. Pritikin and Karen M. Schmidt , The R Journal (2016) 8:1, pages 182-203.

Abstract We introduce a shiny web application to facilitate the construction of Item Factor Analysis (a.k.a. Item Response Theory) models using the OpenMx package. The web application assists with importing data, outcome recoding, and model specification. However, the app does not conduct any analysis but, rather, generates an analysis script. Generated Rmarkdown output serves dual purposes: to analyze a data set and demonstrate good programming practices. The app can be used as a teaching tool or as a starting point for custom analysis scripts.

Received: 2015-07-21; online 2016-04-03
CRAN packages: OpenMx, shiny, Rmarkdown, ifaTools, rpf
CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: Psychometrics, WebTechnologies

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  author = {Joshua N. Pritikin and Karen M. Schmidt},
  title = {{Model Builder for Item Factor Analysis with OpenMx}},
  year = {2016},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2016-013},
  url = {},
  pages = {182--203},
  volume = {8},
  number = {1}